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Guest Columns

  • Church: Why bother? Here’s why

    These days, a lot of people are in recovery, from drug or alcohol addiction, from childhood trauma and abuse -- the list goes on.
    It’s good that people are seeking help for the things that hurt them.
    But church?
    Over the years I’ve noticed an increasing number of articles and books and blogs written by “recovering” church people, former Christian fundamentalists or evangelicals, former Catholics, former Baptists.

  • Cure for rotting bones

    If it’s true, as the proverb says, that “envy rots the bones,” then my bones are dust.
    Every once in awhile I hear from a certain friend whose life is perfect, or so I think.
    Just recently she posted on Facebook: “Well, we can cross a trip to Ireland off our list!! Had a fabulous vacation with all our wonderful kids, their spouses and our five -- five!! -- adorable grandbabies!!!”

  • Stars and Stripes birthday often unnoticed

    Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national symbol, an action taken by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.
    Usually this isn’t much of a holiday.  Stores are busy, federal and state offices are open, and the US Postal Service runs the mail. Come June 14 each year, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that a holiday is being observed.
    I believe Flag Day deserves better. So let’s pause for just a minute to reflect on why.

  • Community support for schools’ progress appreciated

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to take the time this week to show my gratitude for those in the community who have been supportive of the progress Trimble County Public Schools has made in the past two years. Through the hard work of our staff and the Board of Education we have seen great and positive changes occur that hopefully will build a strong foundation for the future of our district, our schools, our community, and most importantly our students.

  • Brief explanation of firearms legislation

    The Second Amendment is in the news a lot these days. It should be. It’s an important part of our nation’s history.
    The right to bear arms meant self-preservation to colonial Americans who fought off a monarchy to build a democratic republic based on freedom and prosperity. Firearms kept harm at bay and put food on the table. They also allowed the colonies to build a militia in the interest of American independence – a legacy that the organized militia of the state National Guard carries with it today.

  • For the time being

    By Michael Jinkins
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • Hornback salutes state’s sportsmen and women for aiding fish, wildlife management

    As Co-Chair of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • Lawmakers take steps to recognize veterans’ service

    When I try to think of everything our military men and women have given us as Americans, I quickly realize the error of my ways.
    It’s impossible to account for everything our military men and women have done for us. From those first moments in the battle for freedom on colonial soil to the deserts of the Middle East today, their amazing acts of selflessness for this nation has been constant.

  • School finances outlined

    Dear Readers,

  • Honor our patriots this Memorial Day

    Patriotism is a virtue that makes our country great. That is why we set aside specific days on our calendar to honor fallen soldiers, remember our military veterans, and celebrate American history.
    One of those days is Memorial Day, which we celebrate this upcoming weekend.